Allen County Community Projects

By: Tamara Evans
By: Tamara Evans

Governor Ernie Fletcher was in Allen County, Ky., on Sept. 16, 2006, to announce more than $3 million dollars in funding for community projects in the county and in Scottsville.

“This is a great day for Allen County citizens,” said Governor Fletcher. “These projects will help make the area a better place to live and work. These projects are a reflection of my mission to build stronger, healthier communities throughout Kentucky.”

He presented county officials with checks for Transportation Funding, Community Economic Growth Grant Funds, checks to go toward the Fiscal Court and Board of Education projects, and checks for projects administered by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority to expand and upgrade water services in the county.

"Our goal is to make sure we have healthy people in strong communities and these checks, several million dollars that we brought down here today, is focused on that: building a strong community down here in Scottsville and Allen County."

The following is a list of checks that were handed out.

Transportation Funding

  • $180,000 in state construction funds to construct a two-way left turn lane on US 31E
  • $110,000 in state construction funds to widen Oliver Street
  • $210,000 in state construction funds for the KY 1332/US 231 intersection realignment project
  • $835,000 in federal bridge replacement funds to replace the Sulphur Creek bridge
  • Community Economic Growth Grant Funds

    Governor Fletcher also presented Community Economic Growth Grant (CEGG) funds to the Allen County Fiscal Court for improvements to the Allen County-Scottsville Industrial Park, which currently has an existing Industrial Park with one business located within the park, employing 72 persons.
    The site is zoned industrial, with existing utility and transportation infrastructure in place. This project proposes to construct a speculative building in the park.
    It is estimated, that to construct a 48,000 square foot spec building it would cost $1,069,767. Of that, approximately $416,464 would be allocated for site development costs.
    The Governor presented a check for $100,000 in CEGG funding which will be used for part of the site development costs. CEGG is administered by the Governor’s Office for Local Development.

    Legislative Line-Items from House Bill 380

    The Governor also presented the following checks to officials funded through House Bill 380:

  • $300,000 to Allen County Fiscal Court for the Industrial Park Spec. Building
  • $250,000 to Allen County Fiscal Court for the Allen County Senior Center Renovation
  • $150,000 to Allen County Board of Education for the Allen County Intermediate Center Playground construction and equipment
  • $100,000 to Allen County Fiscal Court for the Allen County Fiscal Court’s park improvements
  • Legislative line-items from House Bill 380 are administered by the Governor’s Office for Local Development.

    Kentucky Infrastructure Authority Projects

    Governor Fletcher also presented checks for three projects administered by the Kentucky Infrastructure Authority (KIA). The following projects will expand and upgrade water services in Allen County:

  • $500,000 to Allen County Fiscal Court for industrial sewer line extension
  • $500,000 to the city of Scottsville for industrial sewer line extension
  • $125,000 to Allen County Fiscal Court for Phase VII water extensions


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